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State of Emergency Declared as Bird Flu Spreads to Gyeonggi Province Updated: 2011-01-12 00:00:00 KST

A state of emergency has been declared on Tuesday here in Korea as avian influenza continues to spread.
According to the agriculture ministry, the flu is spreading rapidly throughout South Jeolla and Gyeonggi provinces.
As preventive measures, chicken and ducks within a three-kilometer radius of the affected farms will be put down, and the sale of these animals will be banned in traditional markets starting Thursday lasting until the 27th of January.
The ministry added that as migratory birds could also spread the virus, it plans to disinfect breeding sites.
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